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Download As PDF Week in Review Joe Biden wins the US election, whilst Trump’s administration contests the results and sues for alleged issues on mail-in ballots.Ethereum aims for a December 1st launch of their upgraded ETH 2.0 network, bringing substantially higher scalability and safety protocols to its blockchain. PayPal crypto services will be available by early 2021, according to CEO Dan Schulman.Crypto exchange Blox became the

Download As PDF Week in Review The US election national polls last week pointed to a Biden win, although we are already seeing the race tightening in battleground swing states.Fidelity Digital Asset Services is set to make custody services available to Asian investors, meeting their increasing demand for cryptocurrencies.The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) plan to test a central

Twelve years have passed since a whitepaper introduced Blockchain and Bitcoin to the world. A lot has changed, not only to its applications but also in how the world perceives them. Cryptocurrencies have worldwide applications, so it's no surprise that nations took notice and started working on their national frameworks. The first cryptocurrency policy took place in June of 2014. That's when Canada’s

Download As PDF Week in Review Paypal will allow investors to invest and trade cryptocurrencies in their system, providing shopping with cryptocurrencies early next year, further facilitating broader adoption.Nearly $900 million in Venture Capital went to crypto companies in Q3,  2020.The Federal Reserve will take a cautious approach on issuing a digital currency, Chairman Jerome Powell said in the IMF annual meeting.  A London Stock Exchange-listed

Institutional investment in bitcoin has seen a steady increase over the past decade. While for some, this raises concern for the potential of crowding out retail investors, the opposite is likely to be true. A rise of involvement from institutions has increased market liquidity, price stability and aided in a heightened reputation among governments and regulators.1 Despite this, wide adoption has been stifled

Download As PDF Week in Review Grayscale Investments’ Ethereum Trust became a reporting company in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (12 Oct. 2020) Blockchain technology is estimated to boost the global economy by $1.7 trillion in the next decade with Asia seeing the most economic benefit, report by PwC. (12 Oct. 2020) A G7 draft insists that no global stablecoin project, such as Facebook’s Libra, should

Download As PDF Week in Review Bank of Thailand issued $1.6 billion in government bonds through IBM blockchain (5 Oct. 2020) China's Central Bank revealed results of its first DCEP pilot, with 1.1 billion digital RMB ($162 million) across 3.1 million transactions in a 5-month test. (5 Oct. 2020) UK’s financial regulator banned sales of

The world economy faced numerous obstacles throughout this century. Whether through depressions, financial bubbles or as of more recently, Covid-19, the globalised structures of capital are constantly challenged. Nations still have a long way to go before recovering from the current pandemic recession. The value chain shock caused by the crisis has shed light on the fragility of traditional systems and has shown

Ever since its first implementations, global stock markets have provided the mainstream media with stereotypes of a fast-paced environment, where money comes and goes at a staggering pace as investors squeeze in their orders amongst hundreds of available options. Until fairly recently, the common image of a stock exchange were wall street brokers running around the halls, screaming orders from the top of